Genspace recognizes that many schools in New York City are under-resourced. To meet the STEM education needs of our city’s students we provide several types of extramural learning opportunities including internships, teacher training and laboratory resources.
The Biorocket Program is a spring after-school hands-on science program and summer research internship experience for New York City public high school students age 15 and up. This program gives students an opportunity to learn the latest advances in genetic engineering and biology laboratory skills. By participating in the program, teens will have access to scientific mentors, behind-the-scenes lab tours and field trips, and improv training for science communication skills at Genspace, a community biology lab in Brooklyn, NY.
Workshops for High School Classrooms
Genspace offers tailored workshops for a fee to classrooms wishing to deepen research experiences and hands-on laboratory skills. Subjects include genomics, genetic engineering, gene editing (CRISPR), and biodesign.
Professional Development for Biology Teachers
Genspace offers teachers hands-on training in biotechnology laboratory exercises, including PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA barcoding, personal genomics, and genetic engineering.